Texas Tech Road Trip Ends with 7-6 Loss at New Mexico State|
Moore went 3-for-5 and made several highlight plays in left field
March 25, 2013
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Texas Tech Red Raiders ended a five-day, four-game road trip on Monday with a 7-6 loss at New Mexico State while the Aggies won with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to come-from-behind and defeat the Red Raiders at Presley Askew Field.
Tech (16-11) held a 6-4 lead after seven innings, but it was the Aggies (14-12) who scored two runs in the eighth inning to tie the game and won the game with a walk-off RBI single in ninth by designated hitter Jory Goldstrom, who went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the game.
The game included the Red Raiders and Aggies combining for 11 pitchers, 18 walks/hit-by-pitch and 27 runners left on base in the three hours and 32 minute contest.
Tech reliever Jerad McCrummen (1-3) took the loss allowing the game-winning run to score in the ninth after allowing the leadoff batter to reach via hit-by-pitch.
Aggies reliever Christopher Bradley (2-3) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win.
Tech left fielder Brennan Moore made two highlight plays in left field and also went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Also leading Tech at the plate was designated hitter Elliot Richoux who went 3-for-5 with three RBI.
Tech freshman right-handed pitcher Dalton Brown got the start making his career debut going 1.1 innings with two strikeouts with three hits and two runs allowed with a pair of walks.
Tech tied the game in the third inning, 2-2, on a fielding error by NMSU second baseman Kent Blackstone. The Red Raiders then took the lead in the fourth as they scored a pair of runs on an RBI infield single by Richoux and by a sacrifice fly from freshman first baseman Eric Gutierrez.
The Red Raiders final run came across in the seventh inning on sophomore second baseman Bryant Burleson's sacrifice fly to score Moore, who started the rally with a single to left-center field.
Moore had two doubles in the game and scored three runs after reaching base in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.
Seven different Red Raiders had base hits in the game.
Texas Tech will host its Big 12 home opening series this weekend as TCU comes to town for a three-game series, March 29-31, at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. The series opener will be televised to a national audience on FOX College Sports and the series finale, on Easter, will be televised nationally on FSN. The series begins Friday at 6:37 p.m.